The spatial distribution of epibionts on carapaces of marine turtles may be influenced by variation in recruitment dynamics, water flow patterns, and levels of disturbance on different regions of the carapace. We determined the distribution of 18 taxa of epibionts among nine zones on the carapace of 18 nesting loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) on Wassaw Island, Georgia, USA. Frequency of occurrence (%F) of all epibionts and each taxonomic class was determined for each zone. Distribution patterns were compared with a uniform distribution, and the distribution of each taxonomic class was compared with that of all epibionts combined. The distribution of all epibionts was significantly different from a uniform distribution, with highest densities on the posterior and vertebral zones. Distributions of each class, except Malacostraca and Cirripedia, were not significantly different from a uniform distribution across the carapace. Malacostraca was most dense on the posterior zones, whereas Cirripedia was most dense in the vertebral zones. Distributions of individual classes were all significantly different from the distribution of all epibionts combined. The distribution of all epibionts was strongly influenced by the distributions of the two dominant organisms, the chelonibiid barnacles and the caprellid amphipods.